Private Prayer Leads to Public Prayer

And if we thus value prayer in secret, we shall be the more ready to prize opportunities of social and public prayer. We shall be delighted to have others backing us in our wrestlings, and we shall have a deeper assurance of the efficacy of the process. We shall come to fed that in reply to these unseen but earnest traffickings with heaven there comes down to us a real wealth, the most precious of all treasures; the time is not wasted, but leads to glorious gain — gain more glorious than if we carried away from the mercy seat handfuls of literal gold; seeing that what we get is not the gold that perisheth, but the treasures of heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, nor thieves break through and steal.

W. G. Blaikie, Glimpses of the Inner Life of Our Lord